Until 15 October 2023
25th Contemporary Art Conservation Conference
Submission of Proposals
The 25th Contemporary Art Conservation Conference, organised by the Museo Reina Sofía’s Department of Conservation-Restoration, with the sponsorship of the MAPFRE Foundation, will be held on 7 and 8 March 2024. This international encounter sets out to share and debate experience and research, open new channels of study and reflect on conservation and the professional practice of restorers.
This latest edition will take place with a combination of in-person and virtual participation and features twenty-minute interventions, followed by five-minute Q&As.
27 October 2023 - 9 February 2024
Text and Image, a Perfect Symbiosis
Text and Image, a Perfect SymbiosisMuestras documentales, Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación
From 28 September to 1 October 2023 - Check programme
The Expanded Theatricalities Chair
Forced Entertainment. Things That Go Through Your Mind When Falling
This third edition is articulated around the artistic and discursive trajectory of Tim Etchells and his work with Forced Entertainment, a collective founded in Sheffield, England, in 1984 and made up of Robin Arthur, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O’Connor and Etchells as artistic director.
Wednesday, 4 October 2023 - 6pm
Memories and Bombings
Image, Denouncement and Document
This conference revises the present and past of aerial war by way of three case studies conducted by researchers and creators linked to history, photography, architecture and medicine.
Wednesday, 27 September 2023 - 7pm
Call It Something Else
Encounter on Something Else Press, Inc.
Alice Centamore y Christian Xatrec, comisarios de la exposición Llámalo de otra manera. Something Else Press, Inc. (1963-1974), proponen un recorrido por la muestra con el objetivo de acercarse a las prácticas artísticas que la editorial Something Else Press contribuyó a difundir en las décadas de 1960 y 1970: nuevas formas de creación que estuvieron basadas en el tiempo, el azar y el agenciamiento del público, como las de Fluxus y el arte conceptual.
From 5 to 28 October 2023 - 7pm
The Nature Camera
The Nature Camera is a film series which gathers recent films in different genres — fiction, documentary, essay, experimental film — from different countries around the world, works with their gaze fixed on the relationship between the human and the non-human.
Tuesday, 10, and Wednesday, 11 October 2023 - Check programme
Documents 27. Chris Ware’s Worlds
Conversation and Encounter
This instalment centres on the work of draughtsman and cartoonist Chris Ware (Omaha, Nebraska, 1967), one of the pre-eminent names in independent comics. Ware will also take part in a conversation and encounter with Carla Berrocal, Enrique Bordes and Raquel Jimeno.
From 11 to 30 September 2023 - 7pm
José María Berzosa
José María Berzosa (Spain, 1928 — France, 2018) is a missing link in the history of Spanish cinema, his filmography, made entirely in France, characterised by the use of sarcasm and parody against despotic power. The documentary’s four episodes unmask the monstrosities of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, while also spotlighting film’s capacity to confront tyranny and represent the subjugated.
Friday, 22, and Saturday, 23 September 2023 - 7pm
Interval 38. Wang Bing
Man in Black
This fresh edition shows the national premiere of Man in Black (2023) by Wang Bing (China, 1967), a documentary feature film on memory, truth and the power of music from the biography of composer Wang Xilin (China, 1936). The director will also present the film and participate in the conversation that follows the screening.
Thursday, 14, and Friday, 15 September 2023 - Check programme
The Social Cooperative as a Commons Machine
Collective Production Workshop with Lister Sartoria Sociale and Ombre Rosse
En el marco de la exposición maquinaciones, se lleva a cabo en el Museo un taller de sastrería en colaboración con agentes locales y un acto público de presentación del proyecto en el que se muestra algunas piezas confeccionadas en Trieste. Ambas actividades ahondan en la potencia de la cooperativa como máquina de reproducción social y sostén de la vida en común, a partir de la alianza entre colectivos que luchan por sus derechos.
Thursday, 21 September 2023 - Check programme
Spaces to Preserve Contemporary Creations
Developed by Fundación Gabeiras, Legacies. Spaces to Preserve Contemporary Creations is a project which seeks to analyse the situation of artistic legacies in the Spanish State from a social and legal perspective. It comes into being with the aim of drawing up a legal report to put forward solutions to a widespread problem of neglect in a state-wide context: the precarity of senior artists and safeguarding their contemporary legacies.
Wednesday, 4 October and Monday, 20 November 2023 - 6pm
Encounter on Ben Shahn
Laura Katzman, the curator of Ben Shahn. On Nonconformity, explores the main themes in his work, accompanied by a dramatized reading of a selection of Shahn’s essays and lectures, in which he discussed his conception of the creative process and the purposes of art, and texts that influenced his life and work.
A Conversation with Kidlat TahimikEste vídeo da cuenta de la entrevista realizada al cineasta Kidlat Tahimik (Baguió, Filipinas, 1942), uno de los pilares del cine de vanguardia filipino. En la pieza audiovisual el cineasta comparte algunas reflexiones que atraviesan su obra.